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IWBI Task Force to focus on how buildings can reduce the health burden of Covid-19

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced it is setting up a Task Force to help reduce the enormous health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Its goal is to define the critical role buildings, organisations and communities ...

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City & Guilds urges businesses to safeguard employee mental wellbeing during the global pandemic

City & Guilds Group is urging businesses to do much more to safeguard mental wellbeing of workers during the global pandemic and has key spokespeople available to discuss the workplace and wellbeing challenges in today’s business environment. In the UK, ...

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Vacherin launches ‘Run to the Moon’ challenge

London contract caterer, Vacherin, has launched a company-wide ‘Vacherin Run to the Moon’ challenge to support colleagues’ physical and mental wellbeing and encourage a healthy lifestyle. In support of promoting a happy and healthy workforce the challenge invites every team ...

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CIBSE publishes new health and wellbeing guidance

CIBSE has updated its Technical Memorandum 40: Health and wellbeing in building services. The revision updates the original version of TM40, published in 2006 and reflects significant changes in the environmental conditions we are exposed to and advances in our knowledge ...

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Our duty of care

The 2020 Workplace Futures Conference focused on wellness and our industry’s responsibilities towards the wellbeing of our people and planet  “FM is all about people,” said i-FM’s MD David Emmanuel in his introduction to the Workplace Futures conference, which took ...

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Facilities management & wellbeing in the workplace

Wellbeing in the workplace has rightly become a central focal point within recent years. Employee health matters. A happy, healthy team is a productive one and vital to the success of most (if not all) organisations. The built environment plays ...

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Have a break for workplace wellbeing

On average, British workers spend 3,515 full days at work over the course of a lifetime, with 188 days of overtime(1). Whether that’s working at a computer, behind the wheel, in a kitchen or manufacturing, work plays a major part ...

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FM Clinic: Improving wellbeing in the workplace

Alongside the design and layout of a workplace, the way it is run can have a profound effect on the wellbeing of occupants, including encouraging breaks, improving ergonomics and ensuring access to healthy food and exercise. In what ways can ...

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Churchill launches employee-centric wellbeing strategy

Soft services provider, Churchill Group, has launched an internal wellbeing programme titled ‘WellMe’ which has been created to ensure that employee wellbeing remains a priority for the business, and aligns with the Group’s core value of ‘Do the right thing’. ...

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Jump achieves 3 million positive actions for sustainability and wellbeing in 2019 

Participants in Jump’s engagement programmes have achieved a record-breaking three million positive actions for sustainability and wellbeing over the last year. This has resulted in over 765 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions. Jump is a supplier of sustainability and wellbeing engagement programmes, enabling universities, councils, NHS trusts, public ...

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